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Harper Woods armed bank robbery suspect arrested

Posted: 5:25 PM, Jul 25, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-25 17:25:50-04

Harper Woods police say they have arrested a Macomb County woman in an armed bank robbery on Monday afternoon.

According to police, officers responded to a repot of a bank robbery in progress, and were on scene when the woman tried to leave the bank. She was arrested inside the bank while armed with a knife.

Police say a dye pack also exploded inside the bank, which caused skin and lung irritation for several officers, customers and employees inside.

The woman also tried to rob a customer at knife point during the robbery.

A witness said she was running around the bank trying to protect herself and kept yelling at the teller to give her money.